Monday, September 10th, 2018

Performance Review: David Power and Willie Kelly Bring Traditional Irish Music to Weis Center Atrium

In the Atrium of the Weis Center, it’s a full house. The audience watches the sun set through the glass-panel walls as Willie Kelly and David Powers take their position on the stage at the base of the spiraling staircase. After a brief introduction by Kathryn Maguet the musicians lift their instruments and, without wasting another breath, begin to play, transporting the audience back into the history of Ireland. David Power of Ireland and Willie Kelly, a native of New Jersey, brought an uniquely Irish experience the Central Pennsylvania with their free performance on Thursday night, September 6th, at 7:30 […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Traditional Irish Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Performance

David Power, one of Ireland’s foremost uilleann pipers will join beloved New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly to bring traditional Irish music to Central PA when they perform on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Their collaborative new album Apples in Winter has received rave reviews. The Irish Echo says, “There’s a magic to Apples in Winter that will resonate with people […]

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Weis Center to Offer Free Outdoor Concert to Kick-Off New Season

Banda Magda will perform their unique style of French pop, Latin and jazz music on Thursday, August 23 at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza to kick off the Weis Center’s new 2018-19 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The rain location is the Weis Center Atrium. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic. A free pre-performance lecture with the artists will take place the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda […]

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jazz Saxophonist to give free concert at Weis Center

Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana will perform on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. The band will include Melissa Aldana on Saxophone, Sam Harris on Piano, Pablo Menares on Bass, and Tommy Crane on Drums. Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Concord release Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio album with the explorative and deeply swinging Back Home, this time released on the Wommusic label. The New York Times calls […]

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Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Alicia Olatuja Quintet Comes to Weis Center in Free Jazz Performance

Alicia Olatuja Quintet will bring jazz music to the stage on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by David and Clayton Lightman and family. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Alicia will be joined by band members: Jon Cowherd on Piano, […]

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Free Children’s Performance featuring Piano Music, Storytelling, Acting, Visual Arts and Poetry at Weis Center

Pianist Qing Jiang will present a free classical program called “Children’s Corner” on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The concert will feature piano music, storytelling, acting, visual arts, and poetry, in collaboration with Bucknell faculty and students, and Lewisburg High School students and the National Art Honor Society. Children are asked to bring a favorite toy for the toy parade. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 3 and older; the run time is 60 minutes with no intermission. The performance is sponsored, […]

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Monday, November 27th, 2017

An Evening with Guitarist Lenny Kaye Added to Weis Center Schedule

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host Lenny Kaye, acclaimed guitarist for Patti Smith Group, on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. “An Evening with Lenny Kaye” is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free question and answer session with Kaye on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell University Philosophy Professor Peter Groff and is free and open to the public. The talk will explore Kaye’s role in the evolution and history […]

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Weis Center’s New Season Features 35 Professional Performances

The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University features 35 events from across the United States and around the world and includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz, world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free. The season will kick-off on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. with a free outdoor concert on the Weis Center Plaza by Washington, D.C.-based Americana group, The Bumper Jacksons. A second free outdoor concert will be offered on Friday, September 9 at 6 p.m. on the Weis Center Plaza by a world music ensemble from […]

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